I have been telling you on these boards that trading volumes have decreased = lower volitility in share prices and I do believe "sell in May" will probably occur earlier this year. I'll have to see January stats to make the correct call but I have been observing lower stats into January 2013. Here are the Venture Exchange trading statsfor 2012.

January 4, 2013 (TORONTO) – TMX Group Limited today announced December and full year 2012 trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges – Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange (MX), Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), TMX Select and Alpha.

Volume on TSX Venture Exchange fell 7% in December 2012 from November 2012 and was down 25% compared to December 2011. Total trading volume in 2012 was down 33% compared to 2011.

 

Can YOU spot a trend?

 

Year-to-date Statistics 2012

2011

% Change

Volume

43,641,882,171

64,983,946,151

-32.8

Value

$23,607,210,619

$42,529,604,062

-44.5

Transactions

8,675,031

13,297,543

-34.8

Daily Averages

Volume

174.2 million

259.9 million

-33.0

Value

$94.2 million

$170.1 million

-44.6

Transactions

34,631

53,190

-34.9